Your first day of school. Your first kiss. Your first day at work. Your first real investment—a home, a new car, launching a business. We’ve all had a lot of these life experiences. Did we feel ready? Probably not at the time. How did we become ready? We just did it. We showed up, fears and all. And most of the time, we probably kicked ass.
The secret no one ever tells you is that most people never feel ready for anything new. Each time we cross a new boundary, yet another awaits us. That is the beauty of life. There is always more to do. More growth to experience. More lessons to learn. More of your beautiful, unlimited potential to seize.
One of the greatest measures of our success in life is our ability to push through our fears. Jeff Goins, ths best-selling author of The Art of Work, says, “as you probably know by now, courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s the willingness to face it in spite of how you feel.”
Here are my top three suggestions for taking action when you are next presented with a challenge.
1. Let your past fears inform your current fears.
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